Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday slammed the new Congress government for blaming him for the shortage of urea in the state.
Lashing out at the Chief Minister Kamal Nath-led government, Mr Chouhan said that instead of accusing the previous government, the Congress party should concentrate on running the state efficiently.
Rubbishing Congress' claims of urea shortage, Mr Chouhan told ANI, " Congress is in power in the state now, they should stop making baseless allegations and run the government efficiently. The state has already received more than 4 lakh metric tonnes of urea till December 15, it should be distributed among farmers appropriately."
This comes amid the Congress government writing off loans of farmers in the state.
Congress MP Ahmed Patel also criticised the central government for allegedly trying to create shortage of urea.
Central Government is trying to create an artificial scarcity of urea in Congress ruled states- Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) December 23, 2018
This is not in the spirit of cooperative federalism
Their attempt to inflict distress upon farmers for political gains will not succeed
After winning the recently Assembly elections, the Congress government as promised, waived farm loans in the state. A similar announcement was made by the Congress-led governments in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where it uprooted the BJP and formed the government.